“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
We serve a master! He was a master of sacrifice. Jesus constantly served others. Matter a fact one of the more puzzling scriptures in the whole bible is where He says, “I have come NOT to be served but to serve and give my life as a ransom.” (Mark 10:45) Jesus set a precedent in servant leadership. He came to serve us with his perfect life. His atoning work on the cross has literally bridged us back into life with God through relationship. So as we work, we serve, and this service is in relation to the perfect servant who has become our savior so that we represent God now as ambassadors of the faith (2 Corinthians 5:17-20). We must understand that our work is related to the gospel. It is not simply a meaningless place we spend the majority of our life, a place to make a means of income for our personal gain, but it is a vein, an avenue, an opportunity to see Christ supremely glorified through us as a humble servants.
In Colossians 3, Paul tells us to serve as if we were serving the Lord, not people! So we must invest our hearts whole heartily. Why? Because work is not just a way to pass time, make money, climb the ladder, gain respect, be noticed, but it is actually a service that you render to the Lord himself! So no matter what career is in the past, the present or the future- remember, we are serving the Lord. Think differently today as you toil in your work, and give it to Him today!
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